Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Still Love Arts & Crafts
My design professor in college hated Arts & Crafts design. He also hated Chihuly and Vogue. I can understand why...everyone has their own tastes, and I can certainly see the shortcomings in those things he turned his nose at. But I don't feel quite as swayed by his opinions when I remember that he thought it perfectly worthwhile to spend a 2 1/2 hour class talking about American Express ads.
My mother is quite literally obsessed with the Arts & Crafts style and always has been (she and my dad are currently building a house in the style in the Port Townsend area). Personally, I have a deep love for what Arts & Crafts did to pattern design. You can certainly see its influence in the styles that are popular right now.
These prints are from Trustworth Studios. The studio says of their patterns, they "rely heavily on the designs of CFA Voysey and are reproduced from our own period documents and those in private collections." Definitly the quality you want to have if you are looking for authenticity...and you don't mind spending $7 a square foot.